Senior Buyer North America, Direct Sourcing, Franklinton, NC

Novozymes A/S

Ph.d. & forskning
Udlandet (øvrige)

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. We use science to advance industries, and as part of Research, Innovation and Operations, you will produce and deliver the biological solutions that boost our customers’ business and pave the way for a brighter future.

Senior Buyer, Direct Sourcing, Franklinton, NC

Do you want to be part of a team optimizing sourcing processes for all Novozymes sites in North America? Do you want to be part of a regional organization transforming procurement to the next level? Then you may be our new colleague in Direct Sourcing.
We are looking for a new Zymer for our Franklinton-based team servicing all the North America production sites.

In Direct Sourcing, our value proposition is “we enable growth for Novozymes”. We do this via close collaboration throughout the supply chain and across regions, and by balancing quality, cost and risk - for the better of Novozymes.

Direct Sourcing at Novozymes is a global organization responsible for all sourcing of materials for production (raw materials, packaging & utilities) within Novozymes. We have sourcing colleagues located at Novozymes key production sites in all regions of the world including Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

As Senior Buyer for North America you will work closely together with the Category Managers and take on sourcing tactical responsibility for a large and divergent portfolio for North America. Your focus will be supporting multiple direct categories. You will have sourcing tactical responsibility as well commercial execution responsibility on medium complexity and size sourcing projects, in close collaboration with different stakeholders in the supply chain.

Your tasks will include:

  • Collaboration with Category Managers and other Buyers on project portfolio and project execution
  • Market analysis & supplier search and -assessment
  • Project portfolio pipeline planning in collaboration with all sites in North America
  • Tendering, negotiation and contracting
  • Contract management of existing contract portfolio
  • Raw material and packaging price forecasting
  • Supplier performance and supplier relations management
  • Stakeholder management at many different organizational level and across sites in North America
  • Efficient and timely resolution of secure supply issues
  • Operational procurement process supervision
  • Systems management and digitalization improvements

You will report to Head of Direct Sourcing Americas, Juliano Cunico Schwab. In this position, you need to:

  • have at least 5 years of experience within tactical Procurement, or
  • hold an educational background at minimum Bachelor level, preferably within Business and Economics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or similar, combined with at least 3 years of experience
  • be able to see through the whole purchasing process, and generate value by optimization initiatives
  • Have strong collaborative and communicative skills

Are you the next Zymer in our team? Consider a career with Novozymes and let’s realize your potential together.

For more information please contact Head of Direct Sourcing Americas, Juliano Cunico Schwab at +1 (919) 494-3190.

Application deadline: Janaury 4, 2020

About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Ranked #2 in Science magazine’s global Top Employers Survey 2017.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

Ref: 6624BR

City: Franklinton, NC

Country: USA

Job Area: Sourcing and Purchasing

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